the DEMON

The Iron Grenadiers' primary armored assault vehicle, the Dual Elevating Multi-Ordnance Neutralizer, or DEMON, is an offensive powerhouse! It is designed for long range mechanized attacks which neutralize enemy strong points or seize ground to facilitate airborne insertions.

When in formation, DEMONs can form an unstoppable wall of devastation and outright carnage that is truly awesome to behold. They are designed for speed, range, and power, leaving amenities such as safety, comfort, and the protection of its operators somewhat lacking.

That's why its drivers, the Ferrets, are chosen for their highly optimistic attitudes. They laugh in the face of danger, and readily accept the risk their job entails for the opportunity to dish out destruction on a massive scale. On the job, they benefit from rides with these features:

Handling
RV 20
Velocity
RV 10
Durability
RV 30
Protection
RV 20

Armored Personnel Housing: though not armored any better than the rest of the DEMON, it at least features an angled 'Deflector' ballistic wind screen. This, along with all that metal, provides the driver, gunner, and communications officer the Protection listed above.

Ceiling Cannons: mounted atop the DEMON's cockpit is a triple-barreled laser cannon, one which can be positioned horizontally. It can fire three coherent light beams that, together, add up to inflict rank value 20 Armor Piercing Energy damage with each deadly attack.

Communications Suite: in order to facilitate information exchange, Destro's DEMONs are equipped with top of the line communications gear. It functions with rank value 10 ability, having a twenty-five mile maximum range, and features signal encryption of rank value 30 complexity.

Docking Bay: should he so wish to, Destro has the ability to link his Despoiler up with any DEMON active in the field. Each DEMON features a docking bay atop its Infinity III laser cannons, which allows him to land his ride on his ground-based weapons platforms.

Elongation: its principal design feature, the DEMON can elevate itself above its treads on four powerful hydraulic lifts, essentially doubling its height. Thanks to this rank value 2 ability, the DEMON can easily attain the high ground against comparable vehicles.

Infinity III Cannons: mounted over the DEMON's missile launchers is another triple-barreled cannon, this one being capable of being positioned vertically. Its three lasers, when striking a target, add up to inflict rank value 30 Armor Piercing Energy damage together.

Tail Guns: pointing out the back of the DEMON's cockpit, this dual-barreled laser cannon allows its communications officer to attack targets behind the vehicle. Its two coherent light beams can combine to inflict rank value 10 Armor Piercing Energy damage together.

Tri-Cap Missiles: the DEMON features six of these projectiles, each of which features three distinct targeting computers, aiding in both reliability and accuracy. They serve as both surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, depending on their operators' needs.

Mounted in two sets of three, half of the the DEMON's Tri-Caps can be fired straight ahead, while the other three can be elevated to fire upwards. These missiles inflict the listed damage when fired singly, raised by +1 RS for each doubling of missiles that hit a target simultaneously:

Handling
RV 30
Velocity
RV 150
Durability
RV 20
Damage
RV 30 Slashing (fragmentary)

Xenon Spotlight: mounted outside the cockpit of the DEMON, this solar energy concentrator and collector can instead emit light when the vehicle's operators deem it necessary. It can illuminate a sector with light of up to rank value 30 brightness.

Extra Goodies:

the DEMON 4C System: Edition 13 Text File Download

Cobra directories featuring a version of the DEMON:

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